Things That Go Bump in the Night: Volume 5 Stories



We’re happy to announce the official list of stories for Volume 5: Monsters

“Labyrinth Hope” by S. G. Larner

“Roxanne” by Amanda Lara

“Skin” by Kathleen Kelly

“The Goblin” by Llanwyre Laish

“The Night Parade of Hiro Doji” by Aimee Picchi

Reviews and interviews will be announced soon!

Issue #5 will be available October 31 2014 and can be pre-ordered here.

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Volume 4: Superpowers Has Arrived



Captain America, X-Men, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy were the big superhero hits at the box office this year. But if you’re anything like me they just weren’t enough. Get your superpower fix now with Inaccurate Realities Volume 4!

If you could have any superpower what would you choose? And how would you use that power – would you be a hero? Or a villain? Or are those words simply a matter of perspective? These stories take classic science fiction and make it someone’s brave new reality.


“The New Age” by Eleanor Pender
“Dancin’ in the Rain” by Kimberly Kay
“Save the Day” by M R Zapp
“Retro-causality or the Allergy of Genghis Khan” by John Herman
“Nothing But Fear” by Aspen Bassett

As well as interviews with Amelia Kahaney, Christopher E Long and Leigh Ann Kopans and reviews of Sekret by Lindsay Smith, Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones, and V is for Villain by Peter Moore.

Paperbacks available from /  Amazon.ukCreateSpace / Barnes & NobleBuy from us directly  / More to come soon!

Digital copies available from Kindle / NookSmashwords / Buy from us directly / More to come soon!

Be sure to share thoughts with us on TwitterFacebook or Goodreads. Happy Reading!

Volume 4 Stories Have Got the Power!

We’re happy to announce the official list of stories for Volume 4 of Inaccurate Realities – The Superpowers issue.



We are pleased the announce the publication of:

“The New Age” by Eleanor Pender
“Dancin’ in the Rain” by Kimberly Kay
“Save the Day” by M R Zapp
“Nothing But Fear” by Aspen Bassett
“Retro-causality or the Allergy of Genghis Khan” by John Herman

Reviews and interviews will be announced soon!

Issue #4 will be available August 2014 and can be pre-ordered here.

Don’t forget to add Volume 4 on Goodreads and sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with all things Inaccurate Realities

Volume 3 (Magic) Available Now!


Volume 3 of Inaccurate Realities – a.k.a the Magic issue  – is out now! Happy Release Day! *throws confetti*

Witches and wizards, magic spells and potions. Incantations, ceremonies and rituals. The stories in this collection explore that which cannot be explained – the mysterious, the bizarre and the magical.

Featuring the following stories:

“Cupid’s Magic by MK McFadden
“The Black Forest” by Kasidy Manisco
“The Killing Jar” by Jan Eldredge
“Grieftaker” by T. Eric Bakutis
“The Paper Doll” by Nancy O’Toole
“Defining Justice: A Prequel to Threats of Sky and Sea” by Jennifer Ellision

As well as interviews with Jessica Spotswood, Michelle Krys and Danielle L Jensen

Paperbacks available from / Barnes & Noble The Book DepositoryCreateSpace / More to come!

Digital copies available from Kindle / Nook / iBookstore /  Blio / Smashwords / More to come!

Or you can buy either version directly from us here.

Be sure to share thoughts with us on TwitterFacebook or Goodreads. Happy Reading!


More Volume 3 Updates

It’s almost time for Volume 3 of Inaccurate Realities to be released into the world. We’ve already shared  the five stories that made the cut for this issue but now our bonus content has been finalized as well.

As usual we’ll be printing three author interviews. This time featuring, Jessica Spotswood (author of The Cahill Witch Chronicles), Michelle Krys (Author of Hexed)  and Danielle L Jensen (author of Stolen Songbird). There are also book reviews for the recently released Half Bad by Sally Green, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski and the upcoming Born of Deception by Teri Brown (the sequel to 2013’s Born of Illusion).

We’re also shaking things up a bit with this issue. In addition to our standard 5 stories we’re publishing “Defining Justice” an exclusive prequel short to Jennifer Ellision’s upcoming novel Threats of Sky and Sea.


Threats and Sky and Sea is Ellision’s début novel. Here’s the synopsis if you want more information:

Sixteen year-old Breena Perdit has spent her life as a barmaid, innocent to her father’s past and happily free from the Elemental gifts that would condemn her to a life in the Egrian King’s army. Until the day that three Elemental soldiers recognize her father as a traitor to the throne and Bree’s father is thrown in jail—along with the secrets from his last mission as the King’s assassin. Secrets that could help the King win a war. Secrets he refuses to share.

Desperate to escape before the King’s capricious whims prove her and her father’s downfall, Bree bargains with him: information for their lives. It’s a good trade. And she has faith she’ll get them both out of the King’s grasp with time.

But that was before the discovery that she’s the weapon the King’s been waiting for in his war.

Now, time is running out. To save her father’s life and unerstand her own, Bree must unravel the knot of her father’s past before the King takes his life– and uses her to bring a nation to its knees.


Volume 3 of Inaccurate Realities (Magic) is now available to pre-order! And don’t forget to add it on Goodreads.


Magic Exposed!

Volume 2 is now out in the world and we hope you’re enjoying it!

But while you’re reading we’re hard at work on Volume 3 (Magic). Last week after much deliberation we narrowed down the submissions to our final five choices and I am pleased to present them to you today.

We are very excited to be publishing:

“Cupid’s Magic” by  MK McFadden
“The Black Forest” by Kasidy Manisco
“The Killing Jar” by Jan Eldredge
“Grieftaker” by T. Eric Bakutis
“The Paper Doll” by Nancy O’Toole

Our reviews and author interviews are still being finalized but will be announced soon!

Volume 3 of Inaccurate Realities will be available April 2014 and is available for pre-order here. 

Don’t forget to add Volume 3 on Goodreads and sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with all things Inaccurate Realities

Volume 2 is out now!

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Happy Release Day to Volume 2 of Inaccurate Realities!

Volume 2 of Inaccurate Realities features five new stories that play with the wibbly wobbly structure that is time. They take us back through history, into an unknown future and much more. Who knows what you’ll find when all of time and space is open to you!

Featuring stories by
Aspen Bassett,
Lindsey Allyson,
Tom Howard,
Ian Kenworthy
E.C. Myers

As well as interviews with YA authors Rachel Carter, Julie Cross and Tamara Ireland Stone.

Paperbacks available from / Barnes & Noble / The Book Depository / Indie BoundCreateSpace / More to come!

Digital copies available from Kindle / NookSmashwords / More to come!

Or you can buy either version directly from us here.

Be sure to share thoughts with us on Twitter, Facebook or Goodreads. Happy Reading!

Volume 5 Theme Revealed!

I can’t believe it’s time to announce the theme for our fifth issue! When this issue hits shelves Inaccurate Realities will have existed for a year. I’m having a hard time even wrapping my head around that.

And what theme will be marking our one year anniversary?




Are you ready?




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Here’s the official prompt:

When you were younger did you make your parents check under the bed and in the closet before you fell asleep? What were they checking for? What kind of creatures haunt your nightmares or make you scared of the dark? Your monster(s) can be paranormal in nature – werewolves, ogres, vampires – or based in reality – clowns, giant squids, spiders – or something in between. What is it exactly that makes you scared of them? Are those things that go bump in the night what you think they are? or is there another explanation? Alternatively tell the story from the monsters perspective? How does he/she feel about their reputation? What do they really want? Do they have a secret dream? Should we fear them or pity them?

Feel free to submit any Young Adult story that fits! As always any speculative fiction genre is welcome: science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, horror, dystopian, steampunk, cyberpunk, alternate history or even a classic re-told. And you can always check out our Pinterest board for some visual inspiration.

Submissions for Volume 5 are due August 15 2014 and guidelines can be found on our submissions page.

Can’t wait to read your stories!

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What is Young Adult anyway?

Here are Inaccurate Realities our goal is to publish young adult short fiction. Unfortunately the number one reason stories seem to get rejected is that they are not young adult (YA). If you’re about to submit a story to us stop and ask yourself the following question first: Is the protagonist in my story a young adult? Generally this means 13-18 but we’re flexible and will also look at 19-24 (or “new adult”). If your story isn’t about a character in this age range it probably isn’t YA.

But beyond the character’s age range there are other elements that are common to YA literature in general.* Young Adult literature often explores certain themes. For example, coming of age, first love, first heart break, coming out, child-parent relationships, bullying…the list goes on and on. Of course though many of these scenarios occur when we’re teens, the effects of them are felt throughout our lifetime, making many of these themes universal. Which is one of the big reasons YA is so popular with adult readers, as well as teen readers.

Before sending your story to Inaccurate Realities, double check that it fits in the Young Adult sphere. We want to see and experience the world you’ve created through the eyes of a teenager.

If you still have questions you should check out Chuck Wendig’s post “25 Things You Should Know About Young Adult Fiction

*side note: please don’t call it a genre. It’s not a genre. It’s a category made up of every genre you can think of. Seriously – all of them and then some.

Volume 2 Cover Released


The cover for Volume 2 of Inaccurate Realities (The Time Travel Issue) has been revealed!

We want to extend a huge thanks to the blogs that participated in the cover reveal: A A Omer, Ever After Esther, Just a Lil Lost, Nicole About Town, & Lost in a Great Book.

Volume 2 will be featuring the following stories, which all approach the theme of “time travel” in their own way:

“Tip of the Iceberg” by Aspen Bassett
“This Job is Only Temporary” by Lindsey Allyson
“Time Twist” by Tom Howard
“The Time Traveller’s Cat” by  Ian Kenworthy
“Shadows of my Future Self” by E.C. Myers

Plus some more author interviews and reviews to help you grow your to-be-read (TBR) pile. It will be available January 21 2014 but you can pre-order your copy here and add it to Goodreads while you wait.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the cover in the comments!


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